The Doctor’s Accounting

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 244-September 1 “Did you ever hear of a kid playing accountant—even if he wanted to be one?”—Jackie Mason The distinguished doctor I met at a party asked me what I did for a living. “I own a bookkeeping service,” I replied. He immediately started bragging how he saved $600 a month by firing his accountant and doing the bookkeeping himself. “Really?” I asked. “How long does it take you to do it?” “It takes me about six hours,” he replied. I asked, “And how many hours do you work as a doctor?” He replied, “Oh, I work a full office schedule—about 35 hours a week.” “I would imagine that you make … [Read more...]

Son of Jaws

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 243-August 31 “A pessimist, confronted with two bad choices, chooses both.”—Jewish Proverb “Trouble, my friend, you got trouble. That begins with a ‘T’ and that rhymes with ‘P’ and that stands for…prospect,” I thought to myself, paraphrasing the words and music from "The Music Man". I watched the prospective client pace in front of me as he ranted and raved about his last bookkeeper. He complained vociferously about what a bad accounting job had been done and told how he had fired the bookkeeper and was looking for a new one. He hoped I would be better. Alarm bells were clanging in my head. I asked … [Read more...]

Integrity

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 242-August 30 “The art of acceptance is the art of making someone who has just done you a small favor wish that he might have done you a greater one.”—Russell Lynes It is a universal principle of money that whatever money you obtain dishonestly, by lying, cheating, swindling, or in any way taking money that isn’t rightfully yours, will be taken back from you tenfold. At least. The reverse is also true. Whatever money you gain by serving others with love and joy, will be given back to you tenfold. Wealth, riches, joy and abundance, pressed down, overflowing. It doesn’t always appear that this is so. … [Read more...]

Penny Wise, Pound Foolish

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 241-August 29 “It was said of old Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough, that she never put dots over her ‘i’s to save ink.”—Horace Walpole One of my dream vacations was to go on a Mediterranean cruise. I had always had an interest in archaeology, having read about Howard Carter’s discovery of King Tut’s tomb and Henreich Schliemann’s excavation of Troy. (I even thought seriously about pursuing it as a career until I realized that these men spent a lot of years digging in the dirt without finding anything before their major discoveries. I really just wanted to show up on the day they hit pay dirt and see all … [Read more...]

Save Your Singles

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 240-August 28 “Penny and penny, laid up will be many.”—Anonymous Many people have saved extra money just by saving their loose change at the end of the day. Over time, all that change mounts up and can added to savings accounts, vacation spending, holiday gifts, etc. Suzanne Miller, who creates wonderful designer jewelry, started saving dollar bills instead of change. At the end of each day, she just took all the singles out of her wallet and put them away in a cookie jar in her closet. It became a habit, and she never missed the money. Her business was booming. She hired people to help her and added … [Read more...]